Electoral district of Ryde

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Ryde is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It includes the suburbs and localities of Denistone, Denistone East, Denistone West, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Ryde, North Ryde, West Ryde; and part of Eastwood.

It is currently represented by Victor Dominello of the Liberal Party of Australia.

History[edit]

Ryde was created originally in 1894 with the abolition of multi-member districts, from part of Central Cumberland and named after and including Ryde. It was abolished in 1904 with the downsizing of the Legislative Assembly after Federation, but recreated in 1913. In 1920, the electoral districts of Ryde, Burwood, Drummoyne, Gordon and Willoughby were combined to create a new incarnation of Ryde, which elected five members by proportional representation. This was replaced by single member electorates, including Ryde, Burwood, Drummoyne, Eastwood, Gordon and Willoughby for the 1927 election. Ryde was abolished in 1968, being partly replaced by Fuller. In 1981, Fuller was abolished and replaced by a recreated Ryde and Gladesville. In 1991, Ryde was abolished again, but in 1999, Gladesville and Eastwood were abolished and largely replaced by a sixth incarnation of Ryde and Epping.[1]

Ryde has historically tended to be a marginal seat, being won by both major parties on separate occasions. Presently, however, it is a very safe Liberal seat; Dominello holds it with a majority of 25 percent.

Members for Ryde[edit]

First incarnation (1894–1904, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Frank Farnell Free Trade 1894–1898
  Edward Terry Independent Protectionist 1898–1901
  Frank Farnell Independent Liberal 1901–1903
  Edward Terry Independent Liberal 1904–1904
Second incarnation (1913–1920, 1 members)
Member Party Term
  William Thompson Liberal Reform 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Third incarnation (1920–1927, 5 members)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Edward Loxton Independent Nationalist 1920–1922   David Anderson Nationalist 1920–1927   Thomas Bavin Progressive 1920–1922   Sir Thomas Henley Nationalist 1920–1927   Robert Greig Labor 1920–1927
  Nationalist 1922–1925   Nationalist 1922–1927
  Edward Sanders Nationalist 1925–1927
Fourth incarnation (1927–1968, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Henry McDicken Labor 1927–1930
  Evan Davies Labor 1930–1932
  Eric Spooner United Australia 1932–1940
  Arthur Williams Labor 1940–1941
  James Shand Independent UAP 1941–1944
  Eric Hearnshaw Liberal 1945–1950
  Ken Anderson Liberal 1950–1953
  Frank Downing Labor 1953–1968
Fifth incarnation (1981–1991, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Garry McIlwaine Labor 1981–1988
  Michael Photios Liberal 1988–1991
Sixth incarnation (1999–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  John Watkins Labor 1999–2008
  Victor Dominello Liberal 2008–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Ryde[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Victor Dominello 27,247 62.8 +34.2
Labor Jerome Laxale 7,374 17.0 -27.8
Greens Jimmy Shaw 3,969 9.1 +1.3
Independent Vic Tagg 3,043 7.0 +7.0
Christian Democrats Julie Worsley 1,774 4.1 +0.4
Total formal votes 43,407 97.2 -0.2
Informal votes 1,236 2.8 +0.2
Turnout 44,643 92.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Victor Dominello 29,578 75.7 +35.8
Labor Jerome Laxale 9,498 24.3 -35.8
Liberal hold Swing +35.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2007-04-30. 
  2. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 

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